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East Asian Studies: Books

Guide to English-language resources on China, Japan, and Korea.

Step-by-step Guide

  1. Online catalog of Rutgers University Libraries  
    For finding books available in Rutgers libraries.
    • Course Reserves  
      For finding course reserves. Some instructors may place course readings in their Sakai sites instead.
    • "My Account" in IRIS  
      Log in your library account to renew checkouts online. A 4-digit library PIN is required (ask at the Circulation Desk of any Rutgers library if you forgot your library PIN).
  2. E-ZBorrow  
    Try E-ZBorrow first to get a book from outside of Rutgers when it is unavailable (including checked out).
  3. Interlibrary Loan  
    Last resort to get a book when it is unavailable in Rutgers libraries.

New Books in the Libraries

Books Online

Cambridge Histories Online

Includes the full-text of the Cambridge History of Ancient China, Cambridge History of China, and Cambridge History of Japan.

HathiTrust and Google Books

Provide the full-text of many out-of-copyright books and the preview of some recent publications.

Online Scholarly Book Lists

Contemporary China: A Book List (PDF download),

Compiled by Lubna Malik and Lynn White of Princeton.

100 books for understanding contemporary Japan

Recommended by scholars for a Nippong Foundation project.

Books for Understanding: North Korea and Korean History and Culture

Compiled by the Association of American University Presses.

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